- Oct 31, 2008
- Middle TN
Oh no! I have one on the way to me right now.MASSIVE mess up on this new Alan Parsons Blu-Ray!
Blu-Ray menu & packaging both clearly state LPCM stereo & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
But while playing the actual concert, the audio is DVD quality Dolby 5.1 and Dolby stereo!!
Oh no! I have one on the way to me right now.
Just couldn't get into The Neverending Show. Weak performances was my feeling. So, I was really looking forward to this one.yep, I have already sent an email to the record label Frontiers Music, but it will probably just fall on deaf ears, which is really a shame because we all know that AP cares very passionately about lossless audio.
Also, the previous Blu-Ray (the Neverending show, released in November 2021) had the correct audio (LPCM stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround)
So its a mastering error and not a packaging error. But they didn't offer a replacement when available.Here's the reply I got from Frontiers Records:
Thank you for contacting us about this. Alan Parsons and Frontiers Records have been recently alerted to the fact that there was an error that occurred with the Blu-ray of One Note Symphony during the mastering process, specifically at the mastering facility. Although both the sleeve artwork and the video menu state that the surround audio is in the DTS-HD format, it actually was mastered in the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround format. While we imagine most people will find the audio to be of excellent quality, we do apologize to those who may be disappointed by the error and understand your frustration.
All the best,
Dang, where do you get the japanese version? Or is it not available?This is a fantastic concert. However, I have both the North American and Japanese versions. The Japanese release does have the audio as advertised and also the Pop-Up menu function works. What a difference those two things make over the NA version. The size of the files on disc of the Japanese version are almost twice the size of the NA version as well. It appears to me that due to the absence of the Pop-Up menu and the DTS MA on the NA version, the Blu-Ray is little more than a DVD. Someone confused the two formats. So the NA version is definitely an error. The concert experience is way better on the Japanese version.